2 DAY - WEEKEND WORKSHOP

MOSAIC & GLASS FUSIONS With MARTIN CHEEK
British mosaic artist and author Martin Cheek returns to the U.S. offering a 2-day workshop!

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Martin Cheek
Cost: $385.00 All inclusive – no material fees / Maximum of 10 Students
Workshop Dates: Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Saturday: 9:30am-4:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:00pm


Martin Cheek has pioneered the use of handmade glass fusions in the making of creating a mosaic. He is a master of this process and will have on hand, hundreds of fused glass pieces to choose from that you can experiment with in your own creations during this workshop.

Participants will think about what it IS they would like to make a mosaic of and bring with them to the workshop this inspirational reference (photo, a picture, image, etc). During the workshop we will be working with various materials including stained glass, smalti, vitreous glass, millefiori, and Martin’s own hand made fusions to create pieces full of texture, dimension, originality and color. Using examples of Martin’s own work, he will show you how the various materials affect your finished piece. No matter what your experience is with mosaic art, Martin addresses each student at his or her level of experience from beginner to beyond.

The course will be lots of hands on work creating mosaic pieces, practical demonstrations, slide-show presentations, and individual instruction, all of which are aimed to ensure that each student learns the art of creating mosaics and learns more about their own creative, personal style. Glass cutting, shaping techniques and design elements and techniques will be covered. We will be working with 2 size substrates: 12 x 12 inches and 16 x 12 inches to work on over the course of the workshop.

Students will bring their own image design or inspirational reference and during the workshop, work on this mosaic incorporating Martin’s original handmade glass fusions, a $38.00 value, plus some combination of any or all traditional glass elements such as smalti, vitreous glass, millefiori, and/or stained glass. All supplies are included in the cost of the workshop.

For more information and to see Martin’s work, visit his website: www.martincheek.co.uk

Morning Danish, Lunch and beverages will be provided

Use of all tools, materials and firings are included. Projects will be in System 96 Glass™ Wear comfortable cotton clothing - No open toe shoes or sandals
Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 14 years old to participate in a workshop. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also enrolled in the same class. All students will be required to sign a HFC® issued liability release form.

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2 DAY - WEEKEND WORKSHOP

VITRIGRAPH AND MURRINI CANE
Taught by Instructor - Larry Pile

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Larry Pile - Kessler Craftman
Cost: $350.00 / Maximum of 10 Students
Workshop Dates: Saturday – December 2nd and Sunday – December 3rd 2017
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

*GROUPON COUPONS ARE NOT VALID FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Vitrigraph Murrini – Join artist Larry Pile in an in-depth 2-day discussion/demonstration workshop about creating beautiful murrini in the vitrigraph kiln. Students will learn how to set up and operate a vitrigraph kiln, how to set up/maintain a stainless steel vitrigraph pot and a round ceramic flower pot. You will learn the concepts in creating beautiful, colorful patterned vitrigraph and murrini cane. Learn to pull murrini, vs. vitrigraph stringer, firing schedules and proper annealing. The group of students will pull two pots of vitrigraph murrini which they will be taking back to their home studios and use in their personal projects. On Sunday, we’ll chop up our 2 pots of cane into murrini, demonstrating and discussing cutting, size and options for tools use to cut murrini. Also, explore artistic uses for straws, horizontal cane etc. Students will also create a small sushi style plate from techniques learned in class. At the end of class, 16 GA stainless steel, bottomless vitrigraph pots will be available for sale from the instructor. Even the most advanced student will find this workshop a creative stretch!

Learn more about the artist: www.kesslercraftsman.com

Morning Danish, Lunch & Beverages will be provided

Use of all tools, materials and firings are included. Projects will be in System 96 Glass™ Wear comfortable cotton clothing - No open toe shoes or sandals
Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 14 years old to participate in a workshop. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also enrolled in the same class. All students will be required to sign a HFC® issued liability release form.

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Alternated Date To Be Announced

Photography and Photoshop for Glass Artists,
Jewelers, and Craftspeople

Level: All Level
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Cost: $350.00 / Maximum of 10 Students
Workshop Dates:
Saturday Alternated Date To Be Announced
Sunday Alternated Date To Be Announced

Class Descriptions:
Day 1, Photography: Come learn the secrets of how to shoot glass, beads, metal clay, ceramics, jewelry, wood and other arts and crafts with a professional product photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high-quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We'll cover basic photography, camera and lens choices, the qualities of good lighting, composition, background materials, and how to set your camera's menus for consistent, high quality photographs. Students will use instructor provided lighting stations during class to learn lighting techniques.

Day 2, Photoshop: Two workflows will be demonstrated using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 on how to extract objects from backgrounds, add new backgrounds, create photo realistic shadows and more. Students will learn how to create color accurate files of their art for use on their website, Etsy, in magazine articles, books, portfolios and for juried competitions. Plus, how to purchase recent versions of Photoshop at less than the full retail price.

Supply List:
Photography: Students should bring DSLR cameras with manual exposure and interchangeable lenses and macro lens (if available) and a 48" or taller tripod. Point-and-shoot or fixed lens cameras without these features are inadequate for creating professional work. Students should also bring a few pieces of glass art, up to 16 jewelry art pieces and/or craft pieces to be photographed.

Photoshop: Digital photographic files of 6-8 jewelry pieces, beads, or glass art; a laptop with Photoshop CS1-5 or 6 Standard, Extended or Academic and/or Photoshop Elements 11 installed; notepad; pen or pencil.

Morning Danish, Lunch, Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Use of all tools, materials and firings are included. Projects will be in System 96 Glass™ Wear comfortable cotton clothing - No open toe shoes or sandals.
Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 16 years old to participate in a workshop. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also enrolled in the same class. All students will be required to sign a HFC® issued liability release form.

2 DAY - WEEKEND WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING AND SLUMPING
"Putting It All Together"

Level: TBD
Instructor: TBD
Cost: TBD
Workshop Dates: TBD
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: TBD

*GROUPON COUPONS ARE NOT VALID FOR THIS WORKSHOP

This is not a “make and bake” class, but probably the most important workshop you can take, as it will be the foundation for all subsequent fusing classes. Get ready to "put it all together" in a fun, fast paced informative class designed to introduce students to the terminology, tools and techniques of basic fusing and slumping of kiln formed glass. Hand outs are centered on building upon essential knowledge to include types of fusing glass, COE and compatibility and why glass reacts the way is does when exposed to heat. Learn proper glass cutting skills, firing schedules, kiln operation and maintenance, mold preparation, studio safety and troubleshooting.

Students will create up to 4 projects from techniques and materials demonstrated in class which include dichroic jewelry, kiln carving, pocket vases and more. The final project will incorporate these techniques into a 12" bowl or sculpture. Day 2 will cover cold-working techniques and mold preparation to give your projects that "gallery quality" appearance. All projects will be fired in the kiln at the end of class and will be available for pick up in a few days or shipping arrangements can be made.

Please bring a sack lunch – beverages will be provided

Use of all tools, materials and firings are included. Projects will be in System 96 Glass™ Wear comfortable cotton clothing - No open toe shoes or sandals
Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 14 years old to participate in a workshop. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also enrolled in the same class. All students will be required to sign a HFC® issued liability release form.




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